Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) are now mandatory for landlords from 1 July 2020 for new tenancies & 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies. We also provide electrical reports for home sellers and buyers. Call or order online below…
We provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) required by law to let a property and often requested by home buyers to check condition of a potantial purchase. The report will identify any issues and we will suggest any remedial works which should be undertaken to bring the property up to standard.
We can arrange surveys directly with your tenant or estate agent.
Now mandatory for Landlords
Quotes given for any recommended remedial works
Remedial works carried out at your request
We charge depending on both the size of the property, and also the number of circuits (or switches on the fuse board).
Electrical Installation Condition Reports up to 4 bedrooms: £120 + VAT (up to 10 circuits).
Electrical Installation Condition Reports 5 bedrooms plus: £145 + VAT ( up to 10 circuits).
(Extra circuits are charged at £15 + VAT per circuit but we find most properties don’t have more than 10).
What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report?
Previously named Periodic Reports, an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a survey and report into the condition of the wiring of a property – sockets, switches, lighting and fuse board. The Report outlines any aspects of the installation which require attention, and shows their priority as below:
C1– Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required.
C2– Potentially dangerous – urgent remedial action required.
C3 – Improvement recommended.
If any Code 1 or 2 faults are present, the overall rating will be ‘unsatisfactory’ meaning there are immediate risks to both the property and tenants. These should obviously be rectified as soon as possible to prevent injury, or legal repercussions if you intend renting the property.
We can also provide a competitive quote to fix items not up to current standard. We also provide an amended EICR or Domestic Installation Certificate following these works at no charge.
Do Landlords need an EICR by law?
Yes – landlords are required to have a ‘Satisfactory’ EICR in place for new tenancies from 1st July 2020 and for existing tenancies from 1st April 2021. Fines are in place for those that don’t comply and councils may request EICRs be provided which must be done so in 7 days from request.
How long does an Electrical installation Condition Report take?
It depends on the size of the property but between one and 2 hours is usually enough to complete the report.
What do you need access to?
Our engineer will need good access to sockets, switches and the distribution or ‘fuse’ board. Power will need to be turned off.
Is this the same as PAT Testing?
No. PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is simply a check on appliances such as kettles and lamps. It doesn’t look at the wiring of the property.